Dubai, 1st May 2023, ABS, a global satellite operator, announced today that Ramsey Khanfour has been appointed as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), based at the head office in Dubai, UAE. Ramsey will be a key addition to the executive management team and will oversee global sales and marketing activities to drive the company’s next phase of growth as it navigates new markets, solutions and business models.
Ramsey brings over 20 years of international experience spanning business development, sales, and strategy, with a long track record in the industry in senior leadership positions as well as a strong foundation in consulting and network engineering for fixed and wireless technologies including satellite and optical networks.
Amit Somani, CEO of ABS, commented: “Ramsey brings a myriad of experience and expertise that will help us drive innovative growth in key sectors such as government, telecommunications, mobility and media, leveraging various business models and capitalizing on existing and new partnerships. His wide range of experience perfectly complements the ABS team and strategy, and we look forward to working with him to drive future successes for ABS, and for our partners and customers across the globe.”
Commenting on his new appointment, Ramsey Khanfour said: “I am very excited to be appointed as the CCO of ABS at this transformative time when the industry is constantly evolving. A big part of my role is to continue to align and build on the company’s momentum to strengthen and extend ABS’s current business for our evolving customers, partners, markets and technologies.”
Prior to joining ABS, Ramsey was VP of Sales and Business Development at SES, focusing on government, Telcos/MNOs, cloud, energy, mobility and media verticals amongst others for satellite solutions and space development. He previously held senior roles with Booz & Co, STC, Orange Business services, and Nortel Networks in the GCC and North America.
Ramsey holds an Electrical Engineering degree in telecommunications from Polytechnique de Montréal university in Canada. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
ABS is a global satellite operator and offers a complete range of tailored solutions including broadcasting, data and telecommunication services to broadcasters, service providers, enterprises and government organizations.
ABS operates a fleet of satellites; ABS-2, ABS-2A, ABS-3A, ABS-4/Mobisat-1 and ABS-6. The satellite fleet covers over 93% of the world’s population across the Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, CIS and Russia.
ABS has offices in the Middle East, United States and Asia. For more information, visit www.absatellite.com